The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is announcing the cancellation of comedian Bill Cosby’s April 12 show at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The performance will not be rescheduled.
Individuals who purchased tickets with a credit card will have it automatically credited with a full refund by Dec. 10. Those who purchased tickets with cash or check can bring their tickets to the Ticket Star box office at the Resch Center, 1901 S. Oneida St., Green Bay, or send them to: Ticket Star, P.O. Box 10567, Green Bay, WI, 54307.
Pop star Kesha (formerly Ke$ha, and formerly scheduled to reschedule) has canceled her UW-Green Bay concert, originally slated for April 13. The show won’t be rescheduled, and refunds will start next week and be granted through 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 30. Our friends at Good Times Programming tell us that individuals who purchased tickets by cash or check through Ticketstar may bring tickets in person or mail them to the Resch Center Box Office, 1901 Oneida St., Green Bay, WI, 54301. Ticketholders who purchased tickets with a credit or debit card will automatically have their tickets refunded after May 7 (individual times may vary depending on one’s banking institution). UW-Green Bay students who purchased tickets with Pass Points, cash or check must get their refund in person at the University Ticketing and Information Center in the Union.
Even though classes were cancelled for Wednesday evening at UW-Green Bay, the University Union remained open to serve students including the roughly 2,000 who live on campus. At last report, Good Times Programming was still on with its mid-week concert featuring the band Windsor Drive, scheduled to start at 8 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 30) in the Phoenix Club.
Responsibility for conveying notice of the cancellation of Wednesday evening’s classes fell primarily to staff in the University Communication Office once UW-Green Bay leadership reached its decision at about 2:45 after consulting with Public Safety and others about storm conditions. Notice of the cancellation was posted almost immediately to the University website and shared via the UWGB News Twitter feed (and re-tweeted by numerous campus-based accounts over the next few minutes). A LOG email to all students, faculty, staff and subscribers followed in short order, along with a text alert (yes, we know it was too long, we’ll do better next time) via the GB Alert subscription system. One channel not used this time: the on-screen network alert. Anyone with observations about how the procedure worked in this case – with a relatively generous time window before the first batch of affected classes at 5 p.m. – is invited to email suggestions to Chris Sampson in Communications at SampsonC@uwgb.edu.